Category: History

London’s abandoned underground

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London’s abandoned underground. London has been shaped by its railways, ever since the Metropolitan opened as the world’s first underground line in 1863. As the network grew, old stations, tunnels, entrances, passageways and shafts were left behind Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground, photographs by Toby Madden and Andy Davies, is published by Yale University […]

Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped

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Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped BY M@ Click or tap for larger version.Ever seen a brown-brick tube station with large windows? Then you’ve probably clocked the work of Charles Holden. Holden (1875-1960) designed dozens of stations for London Underground, including many of architectural distinction. Source: Charles Holden’s Tube Stations Mapped | Londonist

London transport fabrics over the decades

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London transport fabrics over the decades. As part of the Celebrating Britain’s Transport Textile project, London Transport Museum curator Georgia Morley has researched the hard wearing and distinctively-patterned fabrics that have covered Britain’s transport seating since the 1920s. Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2019/mar/12/london-transport-distinctive-fabrics-moquette-history-in-pictures

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